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Motherisk Commission Information Now Available Online

Motherisk Commission

The Ontario government established the Motherisk Commission to review individual child protection cases and provide support for people who were affected by flawed hair testing done by the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children. The independent review found that the hair strand drug and alcohol testing done by the laboratory was inadequate and unreliable for legal purposes.

The Commission is currently undertaking comprehensive outreach to organizations across the province, including hospitals. It is very important that the Commission get in touch with as many people as possible who may have been affected so that it can offer legal referral and counselling.

This information is time sensitive. The Commission is required to deliver its report at the end of 2017 and will be closing down shortly after. For those who seek counselling during the period of the operation of the Commission, counselling will continue for another year.

For more information, please contact Motherisk Commission at 1-844-303-5476 or visit